September 27, 2016, 9:45 pm
Pau Gasol is expected to fill the void of retired Tim Duncan.
“It’s an opportunity. It’s a privilege,” Gasol said. “But at the same time it’s a challenge. I’m a very ambitious guy. I look for challenges like this and this is why I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity. I’m just gonna focus on working and analyzing and getting a feel to see what is the best way to help this team be better.” The Spurs led the league in defensive rating last year and have finished in the top 5 each of the past four seasons. To make it five straight, Gasol will need to adjust to the Spurs system. As long as his health holds up, the Spurs big man should return solid fantasy value this season.